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February 26th, 2017

The week's choice include the 2017 Oscars ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel; a provocative episode of "Girls," with guest star Matthew Rhys; the return of "The Voice"; and "When We Rise," a miniseries about the gay rights movement created by Dustin Lance Black.

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Some Oscar contenders were missing their presumed rivals at the Spirit Awards, which only nominated films made for $20 million or less.

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He passed away after complications of surgery, a family spokesperson said.

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There are 11 lighthouses along the Oregon coast, some public and others private, that make great landmarks on a trip down scenic Highway 101.

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Come take a visual tour through some of the Oscars' most memorable, gif-able moments.

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Josh Hecht, who arrived at Profile Theatre in February, is best known for his development of young playwrights.

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The best-selling graphic novel of all time is back in an annotated hardcover edition! In-depth, informative and entertaining, The Annotated Watchmen is a new and fascinating look at Alan Moore’s masterpiece. It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insan

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February 25th, 2017

1½ handmade bicycles

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In an argument discussion on a post from earlier this month, it's suggested to plot tem

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Approach

A Horizon propjet flies almost directly overhead on final approach to PDX thi

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It is traditional

Testing out a non-leather sadd

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Sen. Bill Cassidy had to know he was facing a tough crowd when they tried to shout down the invocation. "Amen!" one man hollered just moments after Louisiana State Chaplain Michael Sprague began his prayer. "Let's get on with it."...

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Get ready for the 2017 Oscars by watching red carpet coverage Sunday, Feb. 26 on E!, ABC and the live stream "The Oscars: All Access."

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Headline: Hackers can steal your information simply by analyzing the LED lights on your computer Sure they can. And what's their take on the Easter Bunny? Man, just when you think they can't get any dumber, they publish something like...

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Singer-turned-tech pioneer Thomas Dolby will sign copies of his new memoir on March 6 at Powell's.

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Three of the eight states that allow the drug to be used for recreational purposes – Washington, Oregon and Nevada – share boundaries with Idaho, prompting GOP Gov. Butch Otter to complain last month that the state had become a...

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Learn from our past. Please. pic.twitter.com/ZTSHwzm8JA— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 23, 2017

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In the "Grimm" Season 6 episode, "The Son Also Rises," the classic Frankenstein story gets a Portland spin, and Nick is having conflicting emotions about Eve.

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Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she will close her office next week to take her six staff members to a retreat in Arizona to learn about diversity at a cost of roughly $40,000. The trip is sure to be Green&Sustainable™. Riight....

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$450 million is about what it costs to build a mile of his "high-speed rail". “There is real work to be done,” Brown told reporters at the Capitol, calling the proposed allotments “basic government needs.” “We got to belly up...

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The photography of abandoned structures… Filed under: Photography Tagged: abandoned, forgotten, History, house, images, Life, Memories, old, photos, SwittersB

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Portland Mercury's Highball Drink Recipes Are Here: Loyal Legion, Lutz Tavern, Mad Sons

by Mercury Staff It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL! Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… for only $5 each! All of the tantalizing drink recipes are ava

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CBC News had DNA tests run on chicken sandwiches from half a dozen fast-food chains. None were expected to achieve a full 100% score, due to the various seasonings used on the grilled product, but most came very close -...

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by Anonymous I want to thank this long standing neighborhood nursery for seeking out and selling their property to a large equity group. Said equity group is now building a three story, 900 unit storage facility adjacent to our neighborhood. I'm glad that this nursery has th

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Today's best comics from The Oregonian and OregonLive selected by our editor.

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Photography by Cory Weaver | Courtesy Portland Opera Even though his music is 400 years old, Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals can still strike a chord with contemporary audiences, because they wonderfully explore love with all of its thorns and fragrance. The intimacy of the madrigals made them a good fit for “Songs of L

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Armand-Louis Couperin (1727-1789) Antoine Reicha (1770-1836) Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) Dame Myra Hess (1890-1965) Victor Silvester (1900-1978) Davide Wilde (1935) Jesús López-Cobos (1940) George Harrison (1943-2001) Lucy Shelton (1944) Denis O'Neill (1948) Melinda Wagner (1957) and Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) Pierre-Augu

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Doug Brown A lot is poppi

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Natural hot springs are found all over the state, but here are 8 that are free and open to the public.

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In the wake of 2016 presidential election, Melania Trump's homeland is open for business.

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LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary (71042) at the 2017 New York Toy Fair . It will be available March 17 for VIP members according to the store calendar and to the general public on April 1. It has over 2200 pieces and […]

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Jacopo Tintoretto1518 - 1594Venice

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February 24th, 2017

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Checking to see if the interior rails are correctly spaced.

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Image: FritzPhoto Due to the extreme weather at the beginning of the year, many of the annual wedding showcases in Portland were postponed to much later dates than usual. Tough for the vendor participants who have to re-plan for the new date, but great for you couples who are just getting started on your wedding planning fo

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We hate to think of a tragic fate befalling any of our beloved "Grimm" characters. But it's the sixth and final season, so anything might happen.

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Hundreds of high school students visited engineers at local firms, viewed exhibits, attended workshops and shared their robotic creations as part of the 53rd annual Engineers Week High School Program.

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A consultant’s preliminary recommendations for changes were generally received well by community groups.

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After all, staff and volunteers are required to undergo annual TB tests. Do you suppose that this might have something to do with it? Those people aren't medically screened for TB or anything else - they just pay $120 ,...

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GUEST: DANA GOULD. Our friend Dana Gould stopped by to talk about old dirty songs, Stan against Evil, podcasts and much more. He is at Helium Comedy Club this weekend! Also, Greg now as been bitten by the "Bingo Bug". In World of Crazy: New Words; Witches. Thanks again to REYKA VODKA and SMALL TOWN BREWERY! Also, our gre

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Hundreds of scientists told President Trump on Thursday to leave a United Nations climate agreement, arguing that carbon dioxide was "environmentally helpful" and not a "pollutant." About that "scientific consensus".... In a related note, G sends a link to a...

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by Dan Savage NY Daily News: The White House ramped up its war with the press Friday afternoon, barring mult

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We are even more modern we are free not to know pining pining til the trees are in their autumn beauty who knows why we are free an LP of poetry left on in the apartment while I walk my love to the subway she turns to gold in the light banking off the ball-fields …

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The 89th Oscar awards are coming up on Sunday, Feb. 26. Here's what you need to know about when to tune in, what channel, and whether the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted bash will live stream.

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A professional designer, such as an architect or engineer, will enter into many contracts to provide services. Owners often will not acknowledge design professionals’ narrow profit margins or limited access to assets and expendable capital to fund large payouts. When dealing with buildings and development, if something go

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey After initially writing about Kevin "the Geek" Kerwin's "March 4 Trump" rally he has planne

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Dear Mr. Berko: We wanted to buy 200 shares of MGE Energy, but our new stockbroker recommended that we buy 200 shares of Dominion Energy instead. Please give us your opinion. He also recommended that we invest $30,000 in U.S. government I bonds. Please give us your advice here, too. T.W. Oklahoma City   Dear ...

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A weekly compilation of the largest winning bids along the West Coast, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center. 1. Winner (contract awarded): MCM Construction Inc. of North Highlands, California Amount: $16,682,260 Project: Bridge replacement, El Dorado County, California Owner: California Department of Tr

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